Out on 27 April 2023

The Dance Tree

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

27 April 2023
304 pages


The gripping historical novel from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies

The Dance Tree is the perfect book club read, as seen on BBC Two's Between the Covers

'I absolutely loved this book' – Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den

Lisbet is pregnant, and frightened she will lose this child, too, when the arrival of a stranger upends her world, and promises to change her understanding of love forever.

Ida’s life seems simple – she is married, her family fully formed – but a buried secret threatens to destroy her peaceful existence.

Nethe has just returned from years in exile, punishment for a crime no one will name.

As a mysterious dance plague takes hold of the city of Strasbourg, all three women become entangled in a web of deceit and clandestine passion that has them dancing to a dangerous tune.

‘Intriguing, haunting, beautiful’ – Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne

‘Exceptionally brilliant. Sensual, compelling’ – Marian Keyes, author Again, Rachel

‘Extraordinary, enthralling’ – Sunday Times

Extraordinary . . . enthralling . . . An exceptionally atmospheric, original story
Unusual and beautifully written, and the questions it raises about faith and love linger
Exceptionally brilliant. Immersive, sensual, compelling and totally convincing. Accessible, ambitious, The Dance Tree deserves to win prizes